Lila Rose, founder and head of the pro-life organization Live Action, posted a comment to Twitter on Monday evening denouncing the bill's failure.
"Today, 46 senators voted AGAINST protecting preborn children from abortion after 20 weeks. They voted IN FAVOR of dismembering and poisoning to death children beyond five months, who are often viable and can feel pain. This is extreme and beyond heartless," said Rose.
Rose included a link to a Live Action statement, in which the group declared that "because of 46 senators, the United States continues to hold a terrible distinction on human rights: it remains a nation that allows elective abortion until birth."